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New tenant secured at Midland Trading Estate in Rugby

Unit 1, Midland Trading Estate, Consul Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1PB

White Rose Chartered Surveyors are delighted to announce upon behalf of retained clients, Industrious, the recent letting of the above mentioned premises to Sam's Transport.

Sam's Transport have entered into a new 5 year lease at an annual rental of £179,512 exclusive (£4.25 per sq ft).

Unit 1 is located fronting Consul Road within the Swift Valley area of Rugby. The unit benefits from immediate access to the A426 dual carriageway which in turn leads to Junction 1 of the M6 and the A5.

The property is a detached warehouse prominently situated fronting Consul Road.

Constructed of steel portal frame with pitched roof, brick and blockwork walls with cladding above. The building benefits from an eaves height of 6.18 metres, 15 ground level loading doors and a secure yard which runs along two elevations of the building. Lighting is fitted to the warehouse.

Warehouse - 40,213 sq ft (3,736 sq m)
Offices - 2,025 sq ft (188 sq m)
Total - 42,238 sq ft (3,924 sq m)

Industrious are a commercial property company operating from offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh and London. Industrious leases some 1250 units in 87 locations throughout the country. Their portfolio of industrial property amounts to more than eight million sq ft of warehouse space, industrial and commercial units.

"Established in 1983, Sam’s have grown to become one of the Midlands most reliable haulage & warehouse specialists.  Our head office & main storage facility is based in Rugby, West Midlands.  We offer a full range of haulage distribution & storage services across the United Kingdom & Europe." Source:

Joint Agents - Drake Commercial & Burbage Realty

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Lye Valley Industrial Estate gets some good Karma

Unit 14, Lye Valley Industrial Estate, Bromley Street, Lye, West Midlands, DY9 8HX

Acting upon behalf of Industrious, White Rose Chartered Surveyors are delighted to announce the letting of the above mentioned Industrial/warehouse unit to Karma Canvas Ltd.

Lye Valley Industrial Estate is located on Bromley Street in Lye, accessed off the A458 Stourbridge Road. Junction 3 of the M5 motorway is approximately 4 miles distant.

The Estate comprises 28 industrial/warehouse units of various sizes with parking and loading areas fronting each unit. Fully fenced estate with security gates, CCTV system in operation. All mains services available.

1,100 sq ft (102 sq m)

The property was let on a new 3 year FRI lease at a rental of £5,225 per annum exclusive (£4.75 per sq ft)

Industrious are a commercial property company operating from offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh and London. Industrious leases some 1250 units in 85 locations throughout the country. Their portfolio of industrial property amounts to more than seven million sq ft of warehouse space, industrial and commercial units.

Karma Canvas Ltd, offer stunning, authentic but modern, 100% cotton canvas Bell Tents. We provide 4m Bell Tents, 5m Bell Tents and 6m Bell Tents as well as Bell Tent Stoves and Bell Tent Accessories. Our canvas bell tents are based upon traditional designs yet incorporate essential modern materials and components ensuring there's no compromise between style, comfort & practicality. Source – 

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Mixed Use Commercial Investment SOLD in Cannock

Old Hednesford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 1LU

White Rose upon behalf of private retained clients are pleased to announce the sale of the above mentioned well secured freehold commercial investment property.

The property comprises three detached units with a total floor area of 37,606sqft (3,494sqm).

Unit 1, the veterinary surgery, is to the south of the site and comprises a single storey building with concrete floor, brick walls and pitched tiled roof. The unit was constructed in 2006 and has 13 dedicated car spaces.

Unit 2, comprises a prominent purpose built health and fitness club over ground and first floor levels and constructed in 2001. The ground floor provides a reception area, cafeteria, a 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room and associated changing facilities. The first floor level provides a mix of gymnasiums, fitness areas and treatment rooms. Externally there are 156 car parking spaces.

Unit 3, is a single storey, steel framed warehouse unit constructed in 2005 with an eaves height of 20ft 9 ins (6.3m). The unit is currently used by City Plumbing as a trade counter. To the front and side of the unit there is car parking for 20 cars.

The principal investment characteristics are as follows:

• The property is located in Cannock which benefits from excellent road communications and a population of 450,000 within a 20minute drive.

• A site totalling 5.1acres. (2.1 hectares).

• Freehold.

• Modern purpose built units providing a total of approximately 37,600 sq ft, comprising a health & fitness unit of 25,620 sq ft, a B8 trade counter of 10,080 sq ft and a veterinary surgery of 1,906 sq ft.

• Let to three tenants : Nuffield Health, City Plumbing & Vets 4 Pets.

• The property produces £365,176 per annum exclusive.

• A WAULT to expiry of 35 years and a WAULT to break of 12 years.

The estate was sold to Otium Real Estate. Otium Real Estate is a property investment company focused on the commercial leisure real estate sector.

Joint Agent – Stockford Anderson

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MetPro secure new HQ premises at Summit Crescent -

Unit 4, Summit Crescent Industrial Estate, off Roebuck Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1BT

White Rose are delighted to announce the newly completed letting of above mentioned refurbished warehouse premises, upon behalf of our retained client, Industrious.

The property has been let to MetPro Limited on a new 10 year lease and who are relocating their entire facility from smaller premises at CMT Trading Estate in Oldbury.

Summit Crescent Industrial Estate is located off Roebuck Lane in Smethwick in an established industrial area. The estate is strategically located close to Junctions 1 and 2 of the M5 motorway providing excellent access to the national motorway network.


• 32,205 sq ft (2,992 sq m)
• Single span steel portal frame
• Brick elevations
• Heating and lighting
• Office accommodation
• 4 ground level loading doors
• Refurbishment of internal offices

About MetPro
“Metpro Limited was established in 1993 and over the last 20 years has gained experience and grown steadily into one of the leading suppliers of Cable Management Fittings and Accessories in the UK. We supply a wide range of products to suit both the mechanical and electrical installation markets.”

About Industrious
“Industrious are a commercial property company operating from offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh and London. Industrious leases some 1250 units in 85 locations throughout the country. Our portfolio of industrial property amounts to more than seven million sq ft of warehouse space, industrial and commercial units. We work tirelessly to secure our clients with all of their property requirements.”

Luke Neal, Director of White Rose commented;
“Industrious has a very hands-on management style which tenants appear to relish. This ability to react quickly to occupier’s needs and the speed in which leases can be issued and completed helped to secure these deals and will, no doubt, assist in securing occupiers for the available space in future.

“In general, the estates attract businesses serving the local area or supply West Midlands based manufacturers. In particular, I would anticipate demand from automotive related companies as well as SMEs from the logistics and distribution sector as many of the sites provide easy access to the motorway network.”

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Successful Introduction at Forward Park -

Unit 2b, Forward Park Trading Estate, Bagot Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7BA

White Rose Chartered Surveyors are pleased to announce the recent letting of the above mentioned premises upon behalf of A&J Mucklow. White Rose have been successful in introducing the property to Paragon Group.

Forward Park is located just off the A38 Corporation Street/Aston Expressway which links directly with J6 of the M6 motorway and the national motorway network. Birmingham City Centre (including Snow Hill Station) is situated 0.5 miles south of the estate. 
The property comprised of a steel trussed framed warehouse with concrete floor, steel clad elevations and pitched roof with translucent roof panels.

 Eaves height 20 ft (6.1 m)
 Integral two storey offices, approximate total area 1,590 sq ft (147.7 sq m)
 Lighting and gas heating to offices and warehouse
 Parking for approximately 20 cars
 Male and female toilets with hot water facility 
 Services include; gas, 3 phase electricity and water 
 Gross Internal Floor Area of 13,140 sq ft (1,221 sq m)

Paragon Group have signed up to a new 10 year lease, at an annual rental of £75,555 exclusive (£5.75 per sq ft)

Paragon is a print provider capable of creating and developing bespoke documents for clients. Working with businesses of all sizes, to provide a range of products and services including business print; operational print; pressure seal machinery, documents and servicing; warehousing and logistics; pick and pack; personalisation and e-commerce based ordering platforms and catalogues.

A&J Mucklow Group Plc is a long established Midlands based property company focusing on the long term ownership and development of industrial and commercial property.

Mucklow was founded in 1933 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1962.

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101 Armoury Road – SOLD! -

101 Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 2RH

White Rose are pleased to report the recent freehold sale of 101 Armoury Road, Small Heath. The Industrial/Warehouse building formerly the home of Arrow Business Forms has now been sold for a sum of £460,000 to Birmingham based fencing contractors, Park Lane Fencing Ltd.

The property which measures approximately 10,079 sq ft (936 sq m) will now become the new headquarters of Park Lane Fencing, one of the West Midlands' leading Fencing contractors and suppliers of fencing.

The property which has been sold upon behalf of White Rose’s retained clients, Arrow Business Forms Pension Trustees, consists of a steel portal frame industrial/warehouse building, built in the early 1990’s with a large secure private yard.

The site and premises are set behind a metal security fence with large double gates and approached over a large concrete surfaced yard and parking area with access to the unit via two electronically operated roller shutter doors (each 9’9” x 13’7”).

Armoury Road is the historic home of famous Birmingham gun makers, BSA Guns. 

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National Distribution Centre in Wolverhampton - SOLD -

The Meadows, Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0RR

White Rose Chartered Surveyors have recently completed the investment sale of The Meadows building in Wolverhampton on behalf of Churchbridge Estates Ltd, to Helical Bar plc.

The salient points of the investment are:
• Freehold National Distribution Centre
• 119,600 sq ft (11,111m²)
• Self-contained site of 6.787 acres (2.746 hectares)
• Freehold
• Let to an excellent covenant - ASSA ABLOY LTD
• Lease expiry 09 July 2018
• Rental of £360,000 per annum exclusive
• 6 month rent free period
• Prominent site in close proximity of Jaguar engine plant
• Well located for access to Wolverhampton City Centre and motorway network
• Tenant on site since 2004

The property was substantially refurbished about 20 years ago and comprises a single storey Distribution Centre within self-contained site of steel frame construction with part brick/block walls and having insulated composite panels above. The unit has an insulated metal deck roof and concrete flooring.

The Distribution Centre has an eaves height of approximately 20ft 10ins (6.35m) and is approached from four insulated sectional overhead doors providing drive-in loading on the frontage and there is also dock-level loading with dock levellers from one side.

Built within the warehouse structure is a two storey office area partitioned to provide reception, general and private offices, boardroom as well as canteen and toilet facilities.

Externally there is a concrete paved perimeter roadway and service yard providing heavy goods vehicle parking for approximately 19 vehicles and also a tarmacadam-surfaced car park incorporating 83 spaces within a fenced site.

A sale was agreed at a price of £3,900,000, which represents a capital value of £32.61 per sq ft.

White Rose industrial and commercial property agents, consultants, valuers and surveyors was established in Birmingham in 1988 and has gained a formidable reputation for its in-depth knowledge of industrial and commercial property in the West Midlands region.

We provide dynamic innovated independent expert comprehensive advice in relation to industrial and commercial premises, backed by a wealth of experience. A service to vendors, purchasers, occupiers and prospective occupiers and upon competitive fee terms.

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